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    These Are The 8 Professional Makeup Artists You Need To Be Following On Instagram

    Meet the maestros behind the big brands and Beyoncé.

    1. @mac_daddyy

    Celebrity makeup artist and serious highlighter fiend Angel Merino has more than 1.3 million followers on Insta, but you'll also want to follow his YouTube channel, where he shares tried and true makeup tips from his work with A-listers.

    2. @patmcgrathreal

    3. @patrickta

    Ta is Hollywood's favorite makeup artist, especially when it comes to the red carpet. After originally freelancing for MAC, he's now a beauty influencer on Instagram and the global makeup artist for La Mer.

    4. @lisaeldridgemakeup

    Besides running her YouTube channel, Lisa Eldrige is also the global creative director of Lancôme and the author of the New York Times bestseller Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, which is all about the history of beautifying — so you KNOW she knows her shit.

    5. @romerojennings

    As MAC Cosmetics' director of makeup artistry, Jennings especially champions bold, colorful looks on the runway and the power of makeup for both men and women.

    6. @violette_fr

    This self-taught Parisian makeup artist, currently based in New York, now has her own YouTube channel and works as the global beauty director for Estée Lauder. And, unlike much of the rest of the industry, Violette declares herself as "anti-trend" and is all about using makeup as a celebration of femininity and and owning your look.

    7. @sirjohnofficial

    Besides tending to a roster of celebrity clients and being a mentor and producer on Lifetime's American Beauty Star, Sir John is also Beyoncé's official makeup artist. The fact that she entrusts him with her face for all of her onstage looks and photo ops should tell you everything you need to know about his unbeatable expertise.

    8. @ctilburymakeup

    This international industry veteran and British Vogue beauty editor has her own luxury beauty line, Charlotte Tilbury, and is responsible for creating many of the looks behind film and fashion's most iconic faces.

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    This post was translated from French.

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